‘We must prepare now for in-person learning’ next school year: Gov. Gavin Newsom

15 April 2021

Without mandating anything, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said that he wants schools to open next year.

“This is a challenging transition,” he said Wednesday in front of Sheppard Elementary School in Santa Rosa. “But we’re ready now. We can do this. We must do it. We must prepare now for in-person learning come this next school year.”

This week, Newsom said there were roughly 9,000 of 11,000 public schools that “either firmly reopened or announced a date for in-person instruction.

But Newsom stopped short of saying what would happen if schools don’t listen to his urging.

Rather, he emphasized that he didn’t want to have a “closed fist” on his approach to reopening, and he again offered millions of dollars of taxpayer money to schools so that they could safely reopen.”

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